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The Daily Show reports: “Wall Street is mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore — unless by “it” you mean $2 trillion in their own bail-out money.”
Also, note the way that the stock market tends to plummet every time CNBC’s team of “expert” commentators issue an optimistic prediction about the market’s general direction. As Jon Stewart noted, “If I’d only listened to CNBC’s advice, I’d have $1 million today — if I’d started with $100 million.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Amount that Egypt owes the United States in unpaid parking tickets:
Studies of humankind’s original states—in China, Egypt, the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, and Peru—suggest that the emergence of bureaucracy catalyzed predatory imperial expansion.
An Egyptian court sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi and 106 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for killing and kidnapping police; conspiring with Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah; participating in a 20,000-man jailbreak; and stealing chickens.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”